Saturday, April 16, 2005

Liberty School Cabernet Sauvignon 2002 (PB)

This Paso Robles winery has produced a minty, bouquet’d varietal with a fruit forward nose typical of the new world style of wine making. From the gate, this wine is a show off. It has sophisticated tannins and a good mouth fell with big cabernet flavors that are down right elegant. The finish is vegetal but not nearly like so many carbon copy cabs you taste today. There is something else in the finish that is really nice but I can’t pin it down; I only know I like it—a lot! With some air, the wine has changed little; the flavors are well balanced, intense and plush with hints of mocha and lots of berries. Many cabs are good food wines but not all that great on their own. This wine was half gone before I had dinner served. This is a first rate wine that I would score a 90! At $13, this is recommended—highly!!! Now get an education in good wine and raise glass of this excellent work from the Liberty School!

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Well, I wouldn't go so far as to rate this wine a 90. Maybe an 89, but definitely not a 90.

All kidding aside, I just had a bottle of this as a part of a steak and potatoe (Dan Quayle spelling) dinner and it was great. Interesting finish. Got it right off of the shelf at the local grocery store. Quite a find.